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Old 07-21-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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Going through the attic at the new-to-me house. Found a letter from 1931 with a 3 cent stamp affixed.

I also have brass tacks, an 80+ year old can of food with no bulges (afaik, that means its still edible (not that I'd try it)) and a withdraw slip for some four digit quantity in british pounds thats from some financial institution that said "from here to Kalamazu" or something like that.

I have artifacts from the 30's and 60's. Pretty interesting if you ask me.
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How many pounds from how long ago? 4 digits would have been a hell of a lot of money in the 30s, maybe someone's entire net worth. Maybe they moved from England and took everything with them in cash?
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I have a couple magazines from 1915. You should see the ads for Colgate and Campbell soup. So retro.
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Put the can food on eBay for starter and see how much you can fetch.
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How many pounds from how long ago? 4 digits would have been a hell of a lot of money in the 30s, maybe someone's entire net worth. Maybe they moved from England and took everything with them in cash?
That had occured to me. It's a back carbon, and very hard to read. It's still in the attic. I'll make sure to bring it down the next time I come down (a few hours or so)
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Put the can food on eBay for starter and see how much you can fetch.
Holy crap, that hadn't occured to me! GOOD THINKING!!!
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You can assume that it's worth at least 3 cents.
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I have a couple magazines from 1915. You should see the ads for Colgate and Campbell soup. So retro.
um...can something original be retro?
wouldn't those company's using those ads now, be retro?
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Going through the attic at the new-to-me house. Found a letter from 1931 with a 3 cent stamp affixed.

I also have brass tacks, an 80+ year old can of food with no bulges (afaik, that means its still edible (not that I'd try it)) and a withdraw slip for some four digit quantity in british pounds thats from some financial institution that said "from here to Kalamazu" or something like that.

I have artifacts from the 30's and 60's. Pretty interesting if you ask me.
Your best bet is to go to the library, get the assistance of the librarian with a stamp collectors price reference book. Note that several differant stamps may appear to be the same but one tiny virtually invisible differance can make or break the value of a stamp.
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